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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Repurposing the Wii — check your car’s performance

Why not use the wiimote’s built in 3-axis accelerometers to measue g-forces, acceleration and even calculate my own 0-60mph times?


No, I don’t have an iPhone. Yes, iPhones are great and cool. I have a T-Mobile Dash which, believe it or not, is also great and cool, just in some different ways. Lots of people I know are surprised that I don’t have an iPhone yet. After having played with one a bit, I didn’t […]

Cable HDTV, HDMI, and closed captions

We just got a new TV. I’ve had the same 20-something inch tube for enough years that the cabinet has yellowed for being in the window. We got an insanely good deal on a 50-inch plasma, so it was really impossible to pass up. Get home, hook everything up just so. Plug the new HD […]

Better isn’t always better.

“Welcome to the Delicious Generation. Where guys who can’t get a date get drunk and argue about frameworks.” I know there’s a digital divide, and of course, I’m squarely on the digital side of it. One might say that, since I’m a programmer, and someone who loves gadgets, and someone who loves logic puzzles, and […]

Whither captions?

I’ve been appalled that iTunes movies and TV shows, Amazon UnBox videos, and most online network content feeds don’t have captions for audio. I understand that there are reasons — just like there were reasons that I didn’t clean my room when I was a kid, or why I didn’t get my project finished on […]